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Beijing air pollution reaches extremely hazardous levels
BEIJING (AP) -- Beijing is experiencing its worst air pollution this year, with monitoring sites throughout the city reporting extremely hazardous levels of pollutants.... 11/30/2015 10:12 AM

Nepal parties, ethnic protesters resume talks to end crisis
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's top political leaders met with representatives of the Madhesi ethnic group who are protesting against the new constitution to try to end a crisis in the Himalaya nation but no agreement was reached.... 11/30/2015 10:09 AM

UK's Labour Party leader faces showdown over Syria strikes
LONDON (AP) -- Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn faces a showdown with some of his party's parliamentary members over his opposition to launching airstrikes against militants in Syria.... 11/30/2015 10:08 AM

South Korea parliament ratifies free trade pact with China
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's parliament on Monday approved a free trade pact with China after opposition lawmakers secured a $1.4 billion relief package for farmers.... 11/30/2015 10:06 AM

Prince Harry visits Desmond Tutu in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Britain's Prince Harry and retired South African archbishop Desmond Tutu have discussed charity work and community development over tea in South Africa.... 11/30/2015 10:03 AM

Obama, Xi tout close US-China climate coordination
PARIS (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Monday touted close U.S. cooperation with China on climate change as vital to world efforts to slow global warming, even as he acknowledged persistent differences with China's President Xi Jinping over cybersecurity and maritime security.... 11/30/2015 10:00 AM

With peace near, debates grows over Colombia's draft
SACHICA, Colombia (AP) -- The army truck pulled up at 4 p.m. on a Sunday as Omar Rodriguez, in a baseball cap and torn jeans, walked to a bus stop in his rural village of tile-roofed white homes.... 11/30/2015 9:54 AM

Report: Clashes between govt., rebels kill 30 in Congo
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Clashes between rebels and soldiers in a town in eastern Congo killed at least 30 people, including civilians, rebels and a United Nations peacekeeper, the director of an activist group said Monday.... 11/30/2015 9:51 AM

'Fast and Furious' French trafficker arrested in Bangkok
BANGKOK (AP) -- A French drug trafficker who was part of a notorious international network that authorities say copied tactics from Hollywood's "Fast and Furious" films was arrested in Bangkok, officials said Monday.... 11/30/2015 9:46 AM

The Latest: EU agency: Many exposed to harmful air pollution
PARIS (AP) -- The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that began Monday in Paris. All times local:... 11/30/2015 9:46 AM

Israel convicts 2 youths in 2014 killing of Palestinian teen
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Jerusalem court on Monday convicted two Israeli youths in the grisly killing last year of 16-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Abu Khdeir, while delaying a verdict for the third suspect in the case due to a last-minute insanity plea.... 11/30/2015 9:44 AM

Pope Francis meets with Muslims in Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Pope Francis ventured into a volatile Muslim neighborhood of Central African Republic's capital on Monday to bring his message of reconciliation to the city's main mosque, insisting that Christians and Muslims have long lived peacefully together here and that religion can never justify violence.... 11/30/2015 9:43 AM

After uncertainty, new start for Syrian family in Germany
ZWICKAU, Germany (AP) -- Just before dawn, a worker shook the matriarch of the refugee family out of sleep at their asylum center in a depressed German town.... 11/30/2015 9:39 AM

Vatican leaks trial to hear first testimony
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- A Spanish monsignor, a pair of Italian journalists and two others are defending themselves at a Vatican trial for the leak of confidential information detailing alleged greed, wasteful spending and poor management inside the Holy See.... 11/30/2015 9:39 AM

Leftists block Catalan leader's bid to head regional govt
MADRID (AP) -- Efforts by the acting president of Spain's powerful northeastern Catalonia region to form a pro-independence regional government have been dealt another blow after the radical pro-secession CUP party reaffirmed its opposition to his candidacy.... 11/30/2015 9:20 AM

Russian film director Eldar Ryazanov dies at 88
MOSCOW (AP) -- Eldar Ryazanov, a filmmaker who satirized and romanticized the life of ordinary Russians in his immensely popular comedies for almost six decades, has died. He was 88.... 11/30/2015 9:12 AM

Global climate talks begin in Paris, aiming at long-term deal to reduce man-made emissions
PARIS (AP) -- Global climate talks begin in Paris, aiming at long-term deal to reduce man-made emissions.... 11/30/2015 9:09 AM

Iraqi military tells civilians of IS-held city to leave
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's military command has told civilians in the Islamic State-held Ramadi to leave the city, a sign that an operation may soon be underway to retake the provincial capital.... 11/30/2015 8:55 AM

Timeline of key events in UN effort against climate change
PARIS (AP) -- After decades of warnings from scientists that greenhouse gas emissions were warming the planet, governments started coming together in the 1980s to combat the problem. Here's a timeline of key moments in the diplomatic effort to stop global warming, leading up to the U.N. climate conference in Paris:... 11/30/2015 8:54 AM

Global stocks down ahead of US data, Fed speeches
BEIJING (AP) -- Global stock markets were mostly lower Monday as investors looked ahead to this week's public appearances by the U.S. Federal Reserve chief for signs of whether the central bank will raise interest rates this month.... 11/30/2015 8:52 AM

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